Picture this:
Armies of health inspectors have taken to standing outside the farm, interviewing customers about what they plan to do with the cheese. One customer, a pensioner living in a one-bedroom flat whose only pet was a goldfish, denied eating it himself, saying it was for a neighbour's dog.

The farmer in question couldn't be bothered to spend the dough to make his little sideline in goat cheese meet the EU's wonderful hygiene standards. Read about how he gets around it and how the might of the Czech health service has mobilized to confront this real menace (Telegraph).

The story was picked up by the Czech press as well. Worth looking at just for the helpful illustrative photo included with the article.

Steve | 16:40 |